Known for its innovative programming and engaging speakers, the summit convenes critical stakeholders to give voice to the people of color on energy policy issues. The Energy Policy Summit provides valuable dialogue with policy leaders about economic opportunities and the impact on an underserved population.
October 19-20, 2021
12:30 PM ET – 4:30 PM ET
The Biden Administration put forth an Executive Order on “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government” which looks to implement equity principals throughout government agencies. Key Members in Congress are attempting to build upon the Administration’s efforts through legislation that will codify both of these initiatives. This panel will discuss the implications of these efforts within the energy sector as they relate to, economic development, workforce, and related issues. It will also explore the potential legislative and regulatory pathways in addition to the role that federal, state, and local regulatory bodies could have in advancing these
The Administration’s mission is to implement climate policies that take into consideration climate, health, environment, and racial justice. There is discussion Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Standards (EECES) this policy requires a minimum share of electricity to be generated from eligible “clean” sources. What are these “clean” sources, and do they meet the goals that the Administration is aiming to achieve?
With the new energy reforms on the horizon how should the business industry optimize growth in the energy sector. This panel will be an industry focused discussion on how we optimize and achieve growth in the midst of new technology, cybersecurity and energy safety policies. How are those policies being implemented at a business operations level to increase growth and return
on investment (ROI)?
In order to implement and achieve a thriving energy economy businesses and consumers need incentives to adopt new energy standards. This panel will explore the ideas being explored by the Biden administration and Congress to implement energy tax cuts vs. energy tax credits. Which incentives will drive demand for domestic manufacturing and grow capacity for building those technologies while ensuring that good-quality jobs are available to all
The Biden Administration and Congress has made environmental justice a key policy objective. The Administration recently put forth a Pathway to Achieving “Justice40” which the Federal Government looks to implement equity principals throughout government agencies and specifically to ensure that federal agencies work with states and local communities to make good on President Biden’s promise to deliver at least 40 percent of the overall benefits from Federal investments in climate and clean energy to disadvantaged communities. This panel will discuss the implications within the energy sector with respect to Justice40 and it will also explore the potential legislative and regulatory pathways along with to the role that federal, state, and local regulatory could have in advancing these initiatives.
With increased commitment to invest in the production of Electric Vehicles from car manufacturers to federal EV policy initiatives, this modernization of transportation is becoming a critical piece in the fight towards energy independence. This panel will focus on key strategies to ensure urban centers and communities of color are not left behind with the implementation of Electric Vehicles.
With historic investment in modernizing America’s electrical grid and new grid development authority. The goal of achieving a carbon-free power sector by 2035. These investments will drive new regulations from regulating authorities like FERC. How will the industry respond and what are the implications of energy initiatives being heavily regulated?